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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Aug 12, 2009 6:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

There's no Grateful Dead without Weir. Period. The perfect contrast to Jer, yin-yang sort of thing. You know: balance.... And I love Black-Throated Wind :p

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 13, 2009 5:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

That pic is almost sickeningly sweet...can't look at it for long without worrying about him going to prison in that time period.

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Aug 13, 2009 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

Hmmm....must stop looking at that photo.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 13, 2009 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

Oh yeah, if I were a gal, or inclined toward a bit more diversity than my long established approach to such matters allows, I'd be developing a serious man crush on the guy based on that pic alone.

Yuck.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Aug 14, 2009 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

Woah, that's maybe too much love... :D

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Poster: gmarks Date: Aug 12, 2009 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

I did mean Black Throated Wind is a fantastic song actually. I stumbled over the words - BTW is an extremely well-written song period and (of course) has lots of personal meaning to me. And that's true for most ? of the Weir/Barlow songs. The Cowboy Songs. But I'm not actually up on credits. Did Weir/Hunter write any together?

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Aug 12, 2009 6:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

Oh, that wasn't addressed to you... we had a BTW thread awhile back and a lot of people expressed loathing towards the song... they know who they are. :D I didn't think you were saying that.

Weir/Hunter songs include Playing In The Band, Jack Straw, and a few others I can't recall at moment.... but Hunter is more known for his collaborations with Jerry, of course...

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Aug 13, 2009 3:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

I would kill to have a 'Cowboy Fancy' Ibanez.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Aug 13, 2009 4:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

Was that what Weir is paying? I've been asking around, and no one seems to know...

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Aug 14, 2009 3:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

Yep, sure is. Very expensive but also very beautiful.
I'd love to have one...

Taken form Harmony Central = "The so-called "Cowboy Fancy" models that were made for Bob Weir by Ibanez about 1976. That name comes from an answer Weir gave to Jeff Hasselberger of Ibanez who had asked him what he would like a guitar to look like. Referring to the often ornate inlays on the guitars of the old Country and Western stars, Weir replied, "Let's go for the full cowboy fancy," and so Full Cowboy Fancy it was. The word "Ace" on the fretboard refers to Weir's nickname, which comes from his first solo album of the same name.

The Cowboy Fancy shape was intended to be a compromise between a Gibson ES345, which Bob was playing at the time, and the Ibanez artist. One of the requests by Bob Weir was for a larger headstock than the prior smaller and more ornate Weir model headstocks so as to increase sustain. Hasselberger came up with the Ibanez 3-on-a-side design, which ultimately made its way into smaller versions for the George Benson guitars and other Ibanez jazz guitars."

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Aug 14, 2009 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

Thank you for the info! I like that and Jerry's Travis Bean the best....